State of the Union

The economic and political changes experienced by China, Hong Kong and to a wider extent Asia in recent decades have had an impact on intimate affairs, too. While traditions remain strong, marriage is starting to take on new forms and divorce is on the increase. HKU scholars have been tracking the changes and examining the repercussions from sociological, anthropological, economic and legal perspectives.

In traditional Chinese weddings, paper cutouts and other ornaments featuring a Chinese character denoting double happiness are displayed around the house of the groom and bride.